Recent Reviews

Recent Reviews

“Yes, you can teach your old brain new tricks! Breakthroughs in the scientific understanding of how the brain works have shown us that our brains are constantly rewiring themselves in response to events in our lives.This handbook applies this new science in practical ways, by giving us a training program to re-pattern our behavior and thereby change the ways our brain is wired. It interrupts our suffering, sharpens our mental abilities and corrects our cognitive imbalances. As we learn these mental skills, the neural patterns of our brains begin to change and we literally reprogram the neural networks through which information and energy flows.

If you’ve heard about neuroplasticity, epigenetics, psychoneuroimmunology and other scientific advances, but didn’t know how you could apply these breakthroughs to improve your life, you will find Heal Your Mind, Rewire Your Brain a treasure trove of resources. It provides a clear, step-by-step program that shows you how to correct the imbalances of the stressed-out brain, and install a peaceful state of mind.”

– Dawson Church

“{This} is the type of book I would recommend for a left-brain prisoner who needs loosening up or an energetic practitioner expecting to be challenged on the validity of their practice. The basic premise is that whenever different parts of the brain developed, it opened people up to different possibilities. The prefrontal cortex, (most recent developed at a mere 100,000 years ago), can communicate with the other parts, helping to align them to the meditation mindset and change certain negative perceptions.

The first hundred pages describe the brain and its parts in minute detail. While interesting, I honestly followed the carrot of “brain retraining” skills promised later in the book. Instead, in the second half, I got about ten meditation exercises, the Enneagram system, some Buddhist tales and the author’s case stories. This section felt lopsided in comparison to the densely cerebral beginning. I felt like the pre-universe did, awaiting a Big Bang….which actually turned out to be a little pop. As for “brain plasticity,” it is Newspeak for the brains ability to mimic others and grow new pathways; wonderful, yes, but how new is this concept actually?

Lest I do this book a disservice, if I had focused more on the journey I might have enjoyed the book for what it is: an intricate tour through our fabulous brains, a great brain-hand simile, and a continuous and detailed saga of how meditation can help people in this day and age. My reading of it is timely, too; my father’s birthday is coming up and he has spent 45 years as a chemistry professor breathing science; this might be just the thing he needs to spur him to meditation.”

– Alaina Zipp